ENGLAND’S World Champions had been humbled by Eire in Southampton on Tuesday night time after they did not defend a complete of 328.
Chunky opening Paul Stirling performed an impressive, thunderous innings of 142 from 128 balls which included six monster sixes over mid-wicket
England’s World Champions had been humbled by Eire in SouthamptonCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Harry Tector and Kevin O’Brien celebrated victory through the Third One Day WorldwideCredit score: Getty – Pool
And captain Andy Balbirnie contributed 113 because the pair placed on 214 for the second wicket.
Then it was left to Kevin O’Brien and Harry Tector to use the ending touches.
O’Brien was the person who scored a well-known century when Eire surpassed England’s whole of 327 in Bangalore through the 2010 World Cup.
Stirling was dropped on 95 (James Vince) and 106 (Jonny Bairstow) earlier than he was lastly run out by Tom Curran’s collect and underarm flick on the bowler’s finish.
When Balbirine holed out at long-off shortly afterwards, Eire’s chase seemed prefer it would possibly stall. However Tector and the veteren O’Brien saved their cool.
England’s bowling lacked penetration or inspiration and, though they received the collection 2-1, they clearly missed the likes of Jofra Archer, Mark Wooden and Chris Woakes – who’re all with the Take a look at squad.
After England’s high three departed cheaply, captain Eoin Morgan, batting in his regular place of No.4 for the primary time within the collection, thrashed his strategy to a century from simply 78 balls.
He was scoring so simply and so shortly that he will need to have been considering one thing huge earlier than skying a catch into the offside for 106.
Morgan tweaked a groin muscle and was unable to subject so vice-captain Moeen Ali took cost. Morgan will need to have been pissed off watching from afar as England’s produced a flat efficiency within the subject.
Somerset’s Tom Banton made his first fifty for England and helped Morgan placed on 146 for the fourth wicket. However England misplaced 4 wickets for 26 and, as a substitute of creating 350-plus, needed to accept 328 all out.
They made that many solely as a result of David Willey scored 51 and continued his very good collection with bat and ball.